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Plan to rewrite Kansas renewable energy rule to be unveiled

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and groups on both sides are preparing to announce a new proposal for rewriting a renewable energy mandate for the state's utilities. Brownback was... Read More

USDA Study Shows COOL Provides No Economic Benefit

The Agriculture Department on Friday sent the House and Senate Agriculture committees a farm bill-required study that says that country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and chicken has no economic benefit to the meat industry. DTN obtained a copy o... Read More

ASA Praises House Passage of Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON (May 1, 2015) – The House of Representatives passed its Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill earlier today, significantly increasing funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and programs tha... Read More

Exclusive Screening of

There will be an exclusive screening of "The American Nurse" Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the West Point Community Theatre. The American Nurse is a heart-warming documentary that gives a voice t nurses who are on the front lines of the bigges... Read More

Stripe Rust Confirmed in Nebraska

A survey of wheat fields in south central and southeast Nebraska on April 27 revealed widespread occurrence of stripe rust in the southernmost tier of counties. Prevalence (percentage of fields with stripe rust) was greater than 70%. Incidence (perce... Read More

NU president, ag leader to address NCTA graduates May 7

Curtis, Neb. – A Nebraska cattle producer will join University of Nebraska administrators including President Hank M. Bounds in saluting Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture graduates on May 7 at commencement in Curtis. Bill Rishel, founder... Read More

Agriculture Secretary to Travel to Colorado to Announce Funding for Conservation Projects in 50 States

DENVER, Colo.  May 4, 2015 – TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Colorado and join local leaders to announce a substantial investment to improve the nation's water quality, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and prot... Read More

NRCS Extends Comment Period for Agricultural Conservation  Easement Program Interim Rule

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Jason Weller recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend the deadline to provide public comment on the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program’s (ACEP) interim... Read More

Iowa State University Soil Productivity Rating System Updated

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have released the equation for calculating Iowa’s Corn Suitability Ratings, the updated soil productivity index for the state’s soils. The updated Corn Suitability Rating 2 (CSR2) provides an in... Read More

Tornado Sightings In Southeast Nebraska

Two tornado sightings have been reported in southeast Nebraska. The National Weather Service says a member of law enforcement reported a twister crossing U.S. Highway 77 north of Cortland around 8:25 p.m. Sunday. No injuries or damage has been rep... Read More

Huskers Win Series On The Road

Evanston, Ill. – With the chance to win its first Big Ten road series of the year on the line, the Nebraska baseball team (33-17, 8-10 Big Ten) delivered an 11-0 shutout against the Northwestern Wildcats (15-31, 5-13 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon at... Read More